Understanding the Neurobiology of Complex Trauma
January 20, 2021 - January 21, 2021
This workshop provides a foundational understanding of complex developmental trauma and the application of this knowledge framework to work across multiple contexts supporting infants, children, young people, and families. It is grounded in the most recent evidence from neuroscience.
Abuse related trauma has a significant impact on the developing brain. It can result in children experiencing significant difficulties regulating their emotions, adapting their behaviour and being attuned to social exchanges. This can lead to a fundamental challenge for children to experience safety and engage in relational exchanges that support them. Integrating systems of protection, care, and therapeutic intervention provide traumatised children with safety, predictability and the platform for changing their developmental trajectory.
The workshop explores the implications for framing trauma informed practice and provides specific and practical strategies for promoting recovery for children and young people who have experienced relationally based trauma.
It integrates insights from the major trauma theorists, researchers and practitioners into an effective framework that will deepen participant knowledge, confidence, and skills.